ABOUT ADULT PROBATION-
The Meskwaki Probation Department is responsible for overseeing adults who are convicted of crimes, but who have been released to probation. They fulfill many roles for these individuals, including: ensuring compliance with release conditions, identifying treatment options, helping with job searches, and keeping track of their progress. Ultimately, they serve as supervisors and mentors for offenders who are trying to get back on their feet.
ABOUT JUVENILE PROBATION-
The Meskwaki Probation Department is responsible for supervising youth on their caseload and ensure compliance with the court's orders. Probation Officers conduct regular visits to the juvenile's home, school, work and other areas of the community in which the juvenile frequents. The PO also makes referrals to community resources for the youth and family.
Gea Aitkens-Bear is the Probation Officer for the Meskwaki Probation Department. She is Prairie Band Potawatomi and KS Kickapoo. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice at Washburn University and attended the University of Oklahoma for a Master's in Human Relations. She has worked in several criminal justice capacities throughout her career such as tribal, federal government, and the non-profit sector.
Tribal Court will close at 12:00pm on December 23, 2022, and will be CLOSED all day December 26, 2022.
There are no jury trials scheduled in the month of Deceember 2022.